Thursday, November 14, 2013

True friends...

welcome to Day Two of November Sneak Peeks! Now that you’re all warm and cozy from our fantastic hot-beverage set yesterday, today we’re going to celebrate all that’s warm and special about friendship. Introducing….
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This set, illustrated by Sam Pickard will send sunshine to any friend - near or far! With a beautiful pincushion flower at the center of this set, you'll find a beautiful butterfly and beautifully scripted sentiments add just the right touch. Set measures 4" by 6”. We think it has the perfect heartfelt friendship sentiments in it and we know you’ll love it!
 Today my creation with the new set Friendship and Flowers is a card and bookmark combination. To the far right you see the bookmark that is attached to the card base itself. The recipient will be able to tear the bookmark off once they open their card. This is a standard A2 size creation. For the front of the card I have stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Classic White Card stock. Layered the sentiment oval panel onto a layer of Color Made Easy Pistachio that is die cut using Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals.
A lace trim layer underneath with some Color Made Easy Rich Browns card stock. A few flourished pearls for a splash of bling. My butterfly is colored with Copic Collections Buttercup and New Fields. I cut the butterfly out and popped up the wings after I added him to the front of the card. My bookmark has the larger sentiment length wise in the set stamped with a few of the flowers in Mellow Moss ink. Tied off the ribbon for the bookmark with some Color Made Easy Pistachio Iced Lime ribbon and a twine and Olive button combo. Voila!
The Design Team did a great job celebrating friendship with this set and we know you’ll be inspired. And, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….

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Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through November 22nd, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, November 16th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!


30 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Love the design and layout. TFS.

loulou said...

This is very beautiful and such a great idea to have the bookmark attached. I'm definitely going to file this idea for future reference. Thank you for sharing.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous flowers, love the bookmark.

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous little card and bookmark. I forgotten that kind of fold, made one years ago and never again. Thanks so much for your inspiration, these would be great as a little 'bonus' Christmas card/gift. Just love the whole flavor of your card! TFS!!!

Linda said...

Lovely card.

stampqueen said...

Pretty card and bookmark!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Love your card! Great coloring on it and love the book mark.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Stacy! I love how you used this great new stamp set on your pretty card/bookmark. Beautiful colour palette and the perfect embellishments. Love the sentiments in this great new set.

Marisa said...

Beautiful sentiment and bookmark :)

TLady said...

I am LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING THE SENTIMENTS IN THIS SET Heather!!!!!!! WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL JOB you've done with this!!!!!! :) WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT for someone you hold dear as a friend!!!!!!!!!:) This would make a SUPER BIRTHDAY GIFT!!! :)(I'll have to remember this!!!) :)

TLady said...

SORRY STACY!!! I called you Heather!!! :( I didn't write down your name as I went through the hop today!! Gets a little confusing for this "older brain" of mine these days!!! FORGIVE??? (Just wait till Menopause hits! You'll understand!!!!! LOL ) :)

jj said...

I like how you included that beautiful book marker in your card.

ChristineCreations said...

It’s such a nice idea and sweet little gift to have the attached bookmark. Really beautifully done Stacy!

windinstarsranch said...

I would love to win this set. It has so many beautiful evolutions. I just love your bookmark.

polycrafty said...

So elegant! I love the way you used the sentiments, and I might just have to pick up that Victorian Oval die!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a gorgeous creation! Love the butterfly and the die you used and I love the idea with the book mark! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a Blessed day!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a gorgeous creation! Love the butterfly and the die you used and I love the idea with the book mark! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a Blessed day!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! How creative to add the bookmark! Love it!

Tracy said...

Very pretty card.

Jacqueline Smith said...


Fabulous card, love the colours used! Another great set to have!!

D- said...

Oh your card is BEAUTIFUL. LOVE it. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Diane said...

Very creative and pretty, I might have to do one of these...how fun to get a card with a "gift" attached...love it!!

Heather said...

This is beautiful! And the addition of the bookmark makes it extra special--a little gift inside the card. Great idea.

Theresa said...

Love the card and bookmark...must try this. This set was used perfectly in your lovely card. Thanks for the idea.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the colors, layers and layouts. This is a beautiful card with great stamping. I love the bookmark too. Well done.

Donna Whitten said...

So pretty, I love it!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the fold, but the fact that you can separate the bookmark makes it a real bonus. Very nice, Stacy!

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful card. Love the design.

Sue D said...

what a wonderful card/bookmark to give to a special friend.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous fold card Stacy!